Industry Partners and Corporate Philanthropy
Sustainable finances—especially fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and philanthropy—can be a challenging topic for parks and protected areas leaders. With clear guidance and evidence-based strategy, not only can corporate and other donors help park agencies meet their mandates, parks and protected areas can help partners achieve their own Corporate Social Responsibility and giving goals.
Organizations such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the BC Parks Foundation are leaders in generating and nurturing corporate partners. In addition, the 2020 IUCN World Conservation Congress and its Marseille Manifesto focused on engaging the financial and business sector in the global challenge of conserving biodiversity.
CPPCL is interdisciplinary at our core and see incredible opportunities to collaborate with sectors often left out of the conservation and recreation space. This means helping park leaders effectively manage partnerships while also inviting scholarship from business, finance, tourism, and other more economically-minded disciplines.
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Mapping the Work
Contacts for donations or sponsorship within federal, provincial, or territorial parks and protected areas agencies.
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Champions and Innovators
CPPCL is grateful for a community of colleagues working in and helping build our understanding in this area of parks and protected areas leadership.
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